An application of flexible constraints in Monte Carlo simulations of the isobaric-isothermal ensemble of liquid water and ice Ih with the polarizable and flexible mobile charge densities in harmonic oscillators model
2004 (English)In: Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN 0021-9606, E-ISSN 1089-7690, Vol. 120, no 23, 11133-11143 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The method of flexible constraints was implemented in a Monte Carlo code to perform numerical simulations of liquid water and ice Ih in the constant number of molecules, volume, and temperature and constant pressure, instead of volume ensembles, using the polarizable and flexible mobile charge densities in harmonic oscillators (MCDHO) model. The structural and energetic results for the liquid at T=298 K and rho=997 kg m(-3) were in good agreement with those obtained from molecular dynamics. The density obtained at P=1 atm with flexible constraints, rho=1008 kg m(-3), was slightly lower than with the classical sampling of the intramolecular vibrations, rho=1010 kg m(-3). The comparison of the structures and energies found for water hexamers and for ice Ih with six standard empirical models to those obtained with MCDHO, show this latter to perform better in describing water far from ambient conditions: the MCDHO minimum lattice energy, density, and lattice constants were in good agreement with experiment. The average angle HOH of the water molecule in ice was predicted to be slightly larger than in the liquid, yet 1.2% smaller than the experimental value.
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2004. Vol. 120, no 23, 11133-11143 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-83096DOI: 10.1063/1.1747927ISI: 000221645200029PubMedID: 15268143OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-83096DiVA: diva2:498688
QC 201202272012-02-122012-02-122012-02-27Bibliographically approved